Today's Sports

  • 2016 softball capsule previews

    Head coach: Nicole Janssen
    Assistant coaches: Ron Bentino, Jen Lazzeri, Kevin Quick, Dave Moore
    2015 record: 10-12 overall, 4-3 5A Jeffco

  • 2016 gymnastics capsule previews

    Head coach: Chanel Chavez
    Assistant coaches: Tara Robarge, Janessa Guevara, Sammie Plattner

  • FRCS golfers challenged in...

    AURORA — One by one, be it freshman Breck Ferrin, sophomore Davis Stewart or junior Tyler Carden, the answer was the same. It was consistency. 

    That was hard to come by for the trio of Front Range Christian golfers in the 2016 boys golf season opener Aug. 11 at Aurora Hills Golf Course.

  • Chargers’ Holmes stands above...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Tennis runs deep in Stephen and Carol Ann Holmes’ family. The couple has five sons — four of whom have played singles on the Chatfield Senior High varsity team. Christian Holmes, however, became the first of the siblings to play No. 1 singles for the Chargers, emerging as the top player in one of the Jeffco League’s best programs as a freshman in 2015.

  • At Red Rocks, striking poses

    Looking out over Red Rocks Amphitheatre early Saturday morning, the rows were filled with a dazzling rainbow of bright colors — pinks, blues, greens, yellows, purples and reds. The colors were as diverse as the participants who wore them — men and women; children and seniors; novices and experts; families and groups of friends.

  • Sports briefs

    Chatfield Gold Crown team tryouts set
    Tryouts for the Chatfield Senior High Gold Crown volleyball team will be held Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Chatfield Senior High.

    Tryouts are open to girls in fifth through eighth grade. Players of all skill levels are welcome. A parent meeting will take place at the time.

  • Optimism rising to add boys...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    Mark and Judy Bennett aren’t holding their breath, but they will be waiting with bated breath over the next year tracking a movement to make boys volleyball the next sport to receive accreditation from the Colorado High School Activities Association.

  • Rebels’ Tait in position to ...

    The 2016 boys golf season will be a swan song for Columbine head coach Tim Capra. After 28 years, which he’s called a fun ride, Capra says it’s time to move on. 

    But not before he finishes one last project — watching Marcus Tait finish a high school career that has improved by leaps and bounds every year since he was a freshman in 2013.

  • Mayberry epitomizes role of team...

    It was nothing three years ago for Brian Mayberry to pile into a car with his teammates and drive three hours to watch the University of Sioux Falls football team play. That’s the kind of support he was willing to give head coach Jed Stugart and the Cougars as he sat out his freshman season.

    He didn’t have to be there, but he wanted to be. His older teammates took him under their wings, showing him how things would be on the gridiron on the college level. He watched and learned both what to do and what might go wrong.

  • Future Rebel Mudd dominant at...

    By Craig Harper
    For the Courier

    DENVER — As coach of the Governors Ranch Gators swim team, Meagan Rushford has nurtured Jaclynn Mudd through her elementary and middle school years. So she wasn’t surprised when Mudd dominated all three individual events in the 13-14 age group at the Colorado State Summer Club Swimming Association Championships.